PICKENS COUNTY NEWS & PRESS RELEASES

  • Hospitalizations and Deaths Possibly Tied To Street Drugs Being Sold In Georgia (6/7/2017)

    The investigation into presumed opioid overdoses in Central and South Georgia is ongoing. Information continues to be fluid. As of this morning, there are reports of six additional overdose cases possibly related to fake Percocet. None of these cases have been confirmed as overdoses related to t... more
  • Forsyth Landfill expansion may threaten Etowah River (6/6/2017)
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    Advanced Disposal, owners of the Eagle Point Landfill, are seeking a 40 percent increase in dumping area as well as a methane reclamation plant for their Old Federal Road dump site in northwest Forsyth County....
  • Forsyth Landfill expansion may threaten Etowah River
  • Nelson City Council June 2017 (6/6/2017)
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    AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Pledge of Allegiance 3. Agenda Approval 4. Approval of Minutes a. May 1, 2017 Council Meeting b. May 18, 2017 Work Session Meeting 5. Department Reports a. City Clerk Report (Tina M. Monaghan) 6. Unfinished Business a. Information on powers and duties... more
  • Nelson City Council June 2017
  • The Pickens Report - May 2017 (6/6/2017)

    Summertime is upon Pickens County. Throughout the summer months enjoy a cool dip in the pool at the PCRD swimming pool. The pool at Roper Park is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. The general fee for adults, and children is $3 (contact PCRD... more
  • The Pickens Report - May 2017
  • GED Recognition Ceremony Held (6/5/2017)

    Students who completed Chattahoochee Technical College’s Adult Education Program were honored Thursday, June 1, during a GED Recognition Ceremony held at the college’s Appalachian Campus in Jasper. The 2017 EAGLE student Andrea Newsome was selected by the program's ambassador, Jackie Magee, to a... more
  • GED Recognition Ceremony Held
  • Jasper City Council Meeting June 2017 (6/5/2017)
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    AGENDA I. Call meeting to order II. Invocation III. Pledge of Allegiance IV. Adopt agenda V. Read minutes of May 1, 2017 regular meeting A. Lisa Hoyle VI. Old Business A. Burton Street barn repairs/fire department roof 1. Assistant Chief Von Headrick B. Emergency generator - police depar... more
  • Jasper City Council Meeting June 2017
  • Jasper City Council Work Session June 2017 (6/1/2017)
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    The Jasper City Council Work Session addresses items on the agenda for the regular Council Meeting on June 5, 2017. Items of Discussion: Piedmont Hospital ~ Mary Ghorley and Norman Childers Burton Street barn repair... more
  • Jasper City Council Work Session June 2017
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session June 2017 (6/1/2017)

    Items of Discussion (time in video): 1) Pickens County 2017-2018 Asphalt Paving Project Bids (:20) 2) Discuss "Road Paving Schedule" for 2018 (4:50) TENTATIVE Roads approved for the Local Maintenance & Improvement Grant (LMIG) Resurfacing in Summer of 2017: Old Philadelphia Road Grady... more
  • Pickens County Board of Commissioners Work Session June 2017
  • Town of Talking Council June 2017 (6/1/2017)
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    AGENDA I. Call the meeting to order II. Pledge of Allegience III. Approval of May Meeting Minutes IV. Approval of May Financial Report V. New Business A. Heritage Days ~ Jessica B. Trees ~ Randy VI. Old Business A. Lot ~ Randy B. Maintenance Report... more
  • Town of Talking Council June 2017
  • Holistic Health Fair Is Coming To Jasper (5/31/2017)

    What Is Holistic Healing? The purpose for the practice of holistic healing is wholeness, which includes natural healing therapies that treat the whole person (Mind, Body & Spirit). There are three different types of Health - Physical, Mental and Spiritual. These are usually treated sepa... more
  • Holistic Health Fair Is Coming To Jasper
  • Leadership Transition Announced at TDS Telecom (5/30/2017)
    James W. Butman to succeed David A. Wittwer as president and CEO at the end of 2017
    (MADISON, Wis.) — TDS Telecom’s parent company, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS) today announced James W. Butman, currently chief operating officer (COO) at TDS Telecom, will succeed retiring TDS Telecom President and CEO David A. Wittwer at the end of 2017. Wittwer will continue to serv... more
  • Leadership Transition Announced at TDS Telecom
  • Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents Can Be Treated Effectively (5/28/2017)
    May is Mental Health Month
    The recent Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" explored the tragic story of a high school-aged young woman who, after suffering sexual trauma and bullying, chose to end her life by suicide. Although many praised the show for raising awareness of teen suicide, others were critical of the series for givin... more
  • Where Are All Of These Mosquitoes Coming From? (5/28/2017)

    For mosquito control around your home, your time and money are usually best spent killing mosquito larvae on and around your property. Many homeowners only focus on killing adult mosquitoes and ignore the mosquito larvae, which are easier and less expensive to kill. By all means, kill adult mosquit... more
  • Where Are All Of These Mosquitoes Coming From?
  • Summer Fun to Know! (5/25/2017)
    Camps, Public Pool, Summer Socials, VBS and more
    Pickens County Schools are out for Summer! Below are some Summer Activities to KNOW: Pickens County Public Pool Opens May 30th Admission price is $3.00 Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday: 12:00 p... more
  • Summer Fun to Know!
  • Coach Adam Williams is New PHS Baseball Head Coach (5/24/2017)

    Pickens High School Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Coach Adam Williams as our new Head Baseball Coach for the Pickens County School District. Coach Williams comes to us from Cass High School where he has been since 2002 with the last five years as Head Coach. Coach Williams' team... more
  • Coach Adam Williams is New PHS Baseball Head Coach
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